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The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is North America's fastest growing network of socially responsible businesses.BALLE brings together independent business leaders, economic development professionals, government officials, social innovators, and community leaders to build local living economies.
The Mesa Verde Guide
The “Mesa Verde Guide” is a listing of producers in our region who are willing to sell directly to consumers or to local food stores, restaurants, and other local institutions. Each producer’s listing gives where and when their products are available, their contact information, and a description of what is unique and sustainable about their products and they way they were produced. (Click here to download the guide.)
Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado
Our mission is to promote the sustainability movement in Southwest Colorado by facilitating communication, collaboration, and integrated solutions among individuals and organizations, with a primary focus in La Plata County.
Edible San Juan Mountains Magazine
Edible San Juan Mountains is a community-based quarterly publication that promotes the abundance of local foods, season by season. Our mission is to transform the way our community shops for, cooks, eats and relates to the food that is grown and produced from Durango to Telluride and from Cortez to Pagosa. We celebrate local, sustainable, seasonal, authentic foods and culinary traditions. We are about the food of Southwest Colorado and the people who grow it, ranch it, bake it and brew it ... hunt it, distill it, gather it and cook it. We are real stories told by experienced storytellers. We are real recipes shared by local chef's and home cooks.
Healthy Lifestyle La Plata (HLLP)
HLLP is a coalition of health & wellness professionals who are working to create a healthy,active and sustainable community for its citizens and many visitors.
The Durango Farmers Market
The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists and artisans to meet to share their harvests and talents with the Durango Community.
Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s
by Stacy Mitchell
The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition by Michael H. Shuman
Small is Possible, Life in a Local Economy,
by Lyle Estill
by Bill McKibben
The Wal-Mart Effect
by Charles Fishman
by Frances Moore Lappé
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and
Why No One Saw it Coming
by Paul Hawken
The Omnivore’s Dilemma
by Michael Pollan